Victory Up have been working on introducing accredited courses for students and schools to develop their understanding of Esports and associated career pathways. 

If you are looking to explore the benefits of Esports within your School, Victory Up has the ability to tailor make a workshop that fits those needs. 

We collaborate with a number of amazing organisations and institutes around Aotearoa and are able to deliver our programmes remotely if needed. 

What is Esports?

Put simply Esports is a term used to describe competitive video gaming. It’s different from standard video gaming in that esports is organised competitive gaming, like traditional sports.

For example, League of Legends pits five players against another five in a virtual battle arena to destroy each other’s base each playing their own unique role like a Half-Back or Center. Whereas in First-Person Shooters, Valorant, players are pit against each other in various modes to complete an objective.

Think of esports as competitive video gaming where skill and professionalism is celebrated. The pro gamers who play at this level know the games inside out, much like a professional footballer or athlete would in their respective fields.


Partnered with Digital Natives Academy (DNA) based in Rotorua our first workshop of 2022 will be Broadcasting. DNA are offering a 10 week course that will take place after school for any student or teacher that wishes to take part. 

Core course outline is;

-- Live Broadcasting

-- Producing

-- Hosting

-- Casting

-- Observing

Course times are Tuesday, 4pm-5pm and will be held at Digital Natives Academy, Rotorua.

There is also an online course available for those located outside of the region. This will be held every Thursday online 4pm-5pm.

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Our Partners & Whanau


Are you looking for Animation , coding or even Game design courses?

Digital Natives Academy who are located in Rotorua have a large variety of courses available for those budding Digital pioneers.

Be sure to check them out!

Ngāti Gaming,

Esports Ōtautahi is a collaboration of Esports enthusiast located in Canterbury, Aotearoa. With support from Christchurch City Council, Smart Council, City Libraries and Ministry of Education. Esports Ōtautahi is working hard to create a safe community for Esports in Canterbury

Playtech have been with Victory Up from the start, offering the best PC solutions options for all our participants at Live events.

If you are looking for a new PC, or upgrading your existing then the team at Playtech are there for you.